Meet Kanvaslight.
This is our story.

Brilliant Technology. Seamless Integration. Elegant Lighting.

Kanvaslight is a high-tech, elegant lighting solution for boat owners and was born from the mind of Thierry Plagué, the CEO and head of Research and Development of Guardtex— a company specializing in design, production, and installation of technical fabrics for the marine industry. They have built a desirable reputation for their custom work on superyachts and with offshore racing teams.

Thierry, always on boats, identified the universal need for better lighting options outside.

From fun pontoon boats to racing masterpieces he found a persistent lack of lighting options that could withstand the marine requirements of stability, waterproofness, and safety. Most lighting options were either too dim or too bright. Too unattractive or too obtrusive. Or worse, many lighting solutions are simply dangerous—creating shock and fire hazards.

Thierry´s Solution

An internationally patented optical fiber polymer canvas based on Lightex technology.

This new e-textile allows an entire piece of fabric to become a light source—spreading a beautiful, warm, natural light across a wide expanse.

Understanding how boaters use their spaces, he optimized the intensity and tone of the light for comfortable entertaining

Thierry´s Solution

An internationally patented optical fiber polymer canvas based on Lightex technology.

This new e-textile allows an entire piece of fabric to become a light source—spreading a beautiful, warm, natural light across a wide expanse.

Understanding how boaters use their spaces, he optimized the intensity and tone of the light for comfortable entertaining

Hello! Meet the Team

Thierry Plagué

CEO
Head of Research and
Development

Laurence Plagué

CMO
Head of Marketing & Development

Geoffroy Lecat

Geoffroy Lecat

Business Développement US Market Sales Director

Jean-Côme Mazière

Chief Engineer

“The success of Guardtex and Kanvaslight is based on a powerful partnership that I have at work and in life”

Thierry Plagué

At Guardtex, we are proud to have partnered
with these amazing companies and teams.
They trust us. What about you?

Since Guardtex introduced Kanvaslight, it has been embraced by some of the largest names and companies it the sailing world. Which also means Kanvaslight has been tested in some of the most extreme conditions.

How’d that go for us? Well, Bruno Troublé—3x America’s Cup skipper—has installed Kanvaslight on his own cruising boat, a Farr 53.

You can read what he says about it here. (Spoiler alert: he’s a big fan of Kanvaslight)

CNB Yachts
Zeppelin Boats
CDK Technologies

We would like to meet you too… please introduce yourself

The entire Kanvaslight – Guardtex team is here to listen to your feedback, answer your questions, provide quotes, or set you up with a qualified installer.

Award-Winning Technology and Design
for Boaters

GUARDTEX Inc.
346 N Justine St. / Suite 302 -
CHICAGO , IL 60607
USA
sales@kanvaslight.com
(708) 667 8455